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Soviet Union. Russia. Former Soviet Republics

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  • Age of Anxiety, Theby Mark Galeotti

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The geography of Russia -- vast, unwieldy, exposed -- and her tragic history of foreign invasion have created an overriding sense of military vulnerability amongst her leaders that, after the horrors of the Second World War, amounted almost to paranoia. This important study of the years since Brezhnev shows how this obsession with national security... more...

  • Kicking the Kremlinby Marc Bennetts

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 16.99

    As 2011 came to a close, in what was a watershed moment, 100,000 took to Moscow?s freezing streets to protest the election victory of United Russia – Vladimir Putin?s party – amid widespread allegations of corruption and vote-rigging. A few months later, Pussy Riot hit headlines around the world when they were arrested following their anti-Putin demonstration... more...

  • Reconstructing the Stateby Gerald M. Easter

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 44.00

    Using archival sources, this book presents an explanation for the rise and subsequent collapse of the Soviet state. more...

  • Politics and the Russian Armyby Brian D. Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    This book is a comprehensive overview of the political role of the Russian military, from the time of Peter the Great to the present. more...

  • The Rebirth of Politics in Russiaby Michael Urban; Vyacheslav Igrunov; Sergei Mitrokhin

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 47.00

    By focusing on the popular forces which accomplished Russia's political rebirth, this 1997 book offers an original perspective on this critical period. more...

  • The Soviet Elite from Lenin to Gorbachevby Evan Mawdsley; Stephen White

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 98.99

    Although the product of a self-proclaimed proletarian revolution, Soviet Russia was always dominated by an elite. Basing itself upon nearly two thousand people who served on the Communist Party's Central Committee from 1917 to 1991, this is the first book to study the elite that ruled the world's largest country throughout the entire period... more...

  • KGB Lexiconby Vasili Mitrokhin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    In this volume Mitrokhin presents two dictionaries produced by the KGB itself to define their activities in both offensive and defensive intelligence work. The translated documents tell the story of the KGB's methods and targets and should interest the general public as well as the specialist. more...

  • Verdrängter Terrorby Bettina Greiner

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2013; US$ 29.46

    Am 17. Januar 1950 wurde im Neuen Deutschland die Auflösung von Lagern bekannt gegeben, die es offiziell gar nicht gab: die Speziallager des sowjetischen Geheimdienstes. Schätzungsweise 154 000 Deutsche waren seit 1945 in der SBZ und frühen DDR unter Bedingungen gefangen gehalten worden, die ein Drittel von ihnen nicht überlebte. Die Geschichte dieser... more...

  • Cultural Diversity in Russian Citiesby Cordula Gdaniec

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 27.00

    Cultural diversity - the multitude of different lifestyles that are not necessarily based on ethnic culture - is a catchphrase increasingly used in place of multiculturalism and in conjunction with globalization. Even though it is often used as a slogan it does capture a widespread phenomenon that cities must contend with in dealing with their increasingly... more...